What you need to know
- Apple has hailed "a new era of services" following a landmark year.
- In a press release, Apple stated that 2019 was its biggest-ever year for services.
- Apple recorded $386 million of spending on New Year's day 2020 in its App Store, a new single-day record.
Apple has hailed a "new era of services" for the company, after enjoying a landmark year in 2019.
In a press release (opens in new tab) Apple stated:
Specifically, it highlighted the App Store, which saw record spending between Christmas and New year of $1.42 billion, and a new single-day record spend of $386 million on New Year's Day 2020.
Apple News is reportedly drawing over 100 million monthly active users in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, although conspicuously, there was no mention of Apple News+'s figures, just that it was an all-in-one subscription service. Apple also looked ahead to its plans to cover the 2020 presidential election in partnership with ABC.
Looking ahead, Apple said:
For a full look at the press release, click here! (opens in new tab)
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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